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Digital Drifting: Digital Citizenship Lessons from FBI - Cyber Surf Islands

Digital Drifting: Digital Citizenship Lessons from FBI - Cyber Surf Islands | RESOURCES for 21st+ Century Teachers | Scoop.it

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Joe Buglione's curator insight, November 7, 2013 2:14 PM

A flash based set of Digital Citizenship Lessons for 3rd - 8th grade.

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GoClass - Redefining classroom learning. Empowering instructors.

GoClass - Redefining classroom learning. Empowering instructors. | RESOURCES for 21st+ Century Teachers | Scoop.it
GoClass is a unique app for teaching and learning interactively within the classroom using iPads. It allows teachers to create lessons, create formative assessments, and garner student response.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 20, 2013 8:30 AM

I looked at this app about a year ago and at the time it didn't look very impressive. It looks now though like they have done considerable work to improve it. GoClass could be a great way to create and deliver your lessons directly from your iPad to your students' iPads or Android tablets (there is an Android version too). Very handy.

 

Helene Bearup's curator insight, November 22, 2013 6:22 PM

Lesson delivery system for iPads . Much improved from previous versions

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Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards

Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards | RESOURCES for 21st+ Century Teachers | Scoop.it
Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of dense information out there about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? You're not alone. Here's Edutopia's guide to resources that will help you make sense of it all.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, November 15, 2013 4:27 PM

Perhaps an overwhelming list to share--it might be best to share links to some of the resources listed!

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Digital Drifting: 8 Classroom Photo Sharing Ideas Using Yogile

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Joe Buglione's curator insight, November 25, 2013 11:40 AM

A nice and easy to use online photo sharing resource, with some great ideas on how to incorporate that into a classroom.

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Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More

Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More | RESOURCES for 21st+ Century Teachers | Scoop.it
Grammar, Plagiarism, and Spelling Check; Free Online Proofreading; No Downloads...Allows you to find those pesky mistakes and correct them before your teacher does...

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Many studies have addressed the issue of identifying the different dimensions of culture. In the presentations concerning culture by Madlin Reck and Anne Tornow the ways in which national culture may influence management processes, including Hofstede’s dimensions of culture have been discussed extensively (Luthans & Doh, 2012).

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Afghanistan and the Taliban: Before, After and Now

The Kite Runner was set in the years 1975-2001. Everything during these years went from being peaceful, to bad, to even worse. The Taliban during these fateful years have taken control of Afghanistan and its government. They were thought of as heroes to the people of their once peaceful country, but their way of controlling their government is sadistic. In the present, they are even involved in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

During 1975, Afghanistan was a quiet place to live. There were economic hardships, but the residents of this pleasant country got through it. Kabul is the capital city of Afghanistan. It had the most economy problems in the country. Most of them were poverty difficulties. The president of this country at the time was Daoud Khan. Then, when winter came along, resistance towards communists began. Amir from The Kite Runner even knew of these communist attempts to rule his country. “Huddled together in the dining room and waiting for the sun to rise, none of us had any notion that a way of life had ended.” (Hosseini 36). The Afghan Islamist part of the resistance was favored by Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United States instead of the Afghan traditionalist and royalist parts. The uprising has just begun for the communist takeover in Afghanistan.

In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Even Amir from The Kite Runner even knew about this before it all happened. “And then in December 1979, when Russian tanks would roll into the very same streets where Hassan and I played, bringing the death of the Afghanistan I knew”(Hosseini 36) The Taliban during this time were thought of as refugees and were part of a resistance movement to expel the Russian troops from their country. The United States and Pakistan provided financial and military support so the Afghans could win against the Soviet soldiers. Despite the fact that there were civilians in Kabul, the Afghans did not care and used missiles, provided by the United States, to drop on the city resulting in civilian casualties and killed Soviet troops. In 1989, Ahmed Shah Massoud, took over Kabul as new leader. They ended up overthrowing President Sayid Mohammed Najibullah, who headed the Afghan government. In 1994, the Taliban were more powerful because Pakistan favored them and did everything in their power to support them. “Pakistan support for the Taliban is based on strong religious and ethnic bonds between the Taliban and Pakistan” (Amghar, Web 6). The militants of the Taliban are Sunni Muslim Pashtuns. They are thirteen percent of Pakistan’s population. They are basically most of the Taliban in general.

In 1996, Osama Bin Laden moved from Sudan to Afghanistan and met with Mullah Mohammed Omar, the Taliban’s leader. “Bin Laden was involved in the bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998” (Amghar, Web 6). On September 11th, 2001, Bin laden prompted the bombing of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This resulted in the United States asking the Taliban to immediately hand over Bin Laden. General Pervez Musharraf, president of Pakistan, told the U.S. that he would support the capturing of Bin Laden. Instead, they couldn’t take down Bin Laden and Al Qaeda because of the ethnic and religious ties with the Taliban. Basically, Pakistan let the Taliban do what like to the people in there cites by robbing them and raping women. “The Taliban were exceedingly ignorant, which made them cruel” (Arbabzadah, Web 1). The Taliban used to be heroes to the people of the country, but now they are just plain evil. In The Kite Runner, Amir’s friend Farid said the Taliban would look for any excuse for violence. Amir bought a fake beard because it is considered a sin to shave and that all men should have beards. He saw Kabul during this time and was unfamiliar with it as it is not how it used to be when he was a kid. Afghanistan is just plagued by the Taliban with no hope for escape.

 

 In conclusion, the Taliban before, after, and now are a deadly force to reckon with. I have to say that religion has a strong connection with them as they think of most things as sins. Amir from The Kite Runner depicts Afghanistan as a peaceful state. Now, he thinks of it as a wasteland that is ruled by a stubborn government with a false sense of religion. In my opinion, as much as I hate the Taliban, they must be removed from Afghanistan and Pakistan because they can cause a lot of trouble for those countries and can stir up many civil wars within those countries.

 

 

Works Cited

Amghar, Adderrahim. "Home." The Resurgence of the Taliban in Pakistan. Nazareth College, 2014. Web. 01 May 2014.

Arbabzadah, Nushin. "The 1980s Mujahideen, the Taliban and the Shifting Idea of Jihad." Theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media, 28 Apr. 2011. Web. 01 May 2014.

Bai, Laxmi. "Security Research Review." : Volume 1(3) Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Afghanistan. Bharat-Rakshak, 2005. Web. 01 May 2014.

Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner. New York: Riverhead, 2003.

 

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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers | RESOURCES for 21st+ Century Teachers | Scoop.it

"Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability."

 

Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps for the iPad out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle.

 

 


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Steven Blomdale's curator insight, March 6, 2013 7:35 PM

 In schools across Australia there is strong support for linking learning in Technologies with learning literacy skills. Learning in Technologies places a high priority on accurate and unambiguous communication (ACARA, 2013).Implementing digital technologies in learning areas such as English allows special education teachers to facilitate and accommodate the learning needs of students. This is achieved through integrating assistive devices such as the iPad and its applications to develop critical literacy skills needed in the 21st century.  Consequently special education teacher have a better opportunity to develop important General capabilities such as literacy (LIT) to allows student to become literate as they develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions to interpret and use language confidently for learning and communicating in and out of school and for participating effectively in society (ACARA, 2013).

 

 

This website suggests various applications that can be used on the ipad to assist special needs students. The list of  applications were selected to improve and develop students reading, writing and spelling. They engage the students through making the activities, fun and engaging, which I think is important when teaching special needs students.

Patricia Christian's curator insight, March 22, 2014 8:53 PM

You can never have enough resources to pull from when working with mainstream or challenged students. 

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Lots of options to help struggling learners...
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Students work together to put sentences in the right order


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Free Teacher Resources | Discovery Education

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Free elementary, middle and high school teacher resources, including puzzlemaker, student games and activities and lesson plans.
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Waukee looks to embed technology in all classes - DesMoinesRegister.com (blog)

Waukee looks to embed technology in all classes - DesMoinesRegister.com (blog) | RESOURCES for 21st+ Century Teachers | Scoop.it
Waukee looks to embed technology in all classesDesMoinesRegister.com (blog)A new leadership development course to enhance 21st-century skills will be offered during the 2012-13 school year. Continued work on communications and career curriculum.
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Corporate Social Investment is Key for Education - AllAfrica.com

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Corporate Social Investment is Key for EducationAllAfrica.comTeachers and learners struggle due to limited resources and tools, resulting in a general falling of standards.
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'Banning Is Not the Answer' to Mobile and Social Tools in Schools -- THE Journal

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Before choosing to restrict the use of social and mobile tools in schools, policymakers and education leaders have to consider the negative impact such restrictions will have on learning.
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Teach students to ask their own questions | Technology Integration

“The ability to ask the right question is the single most important skill.” -Clay Parker CEO of BOC Edwards Chemical Engineering. In a tremendous talk on the ...
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Online Program to Help Teachers Develop Personal Technology ...

Edvation Announces Partnership with Pearson to Help Teachers Develop Personal Technology Skills for Today's 21st Century Classrooms. Posted on March 21, 2012. pd21 Professional Development Creates Computer-Savvy Educators to ...
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Build HTML5, iPhone and Android apps online for schools and education

Build HTML5, iPhone and Android apps online for schools and education | RESOURCES for 21st+ Century Teachers | Scoop.it

AppShed Academy delivers key organisational tools that enable teachers to turn app development into a compelling teaching methodology. Anchor students’ creativity into the heart of your lessons and manage and channel their aspirations with confidence.


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, November 22, 2013 1:54 AM

Build an app using this software.

Ryer Banta's curator insight, November 23, 2013 10:16 PM

Looks like this company has delivered on the great idea of making the creation of apps accessible to all. They have an education focus. I look forward to sitting down and doing some serious testing with this.  Great implications for project based teaching and engagement. In library, learning commons and across campus.

Al Post's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:21 PM

Looks interesting. I wonder how it compares to AppInventor from MIT. http://www.appinventor.org/ ;

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Top 10 Best Presentation Software That Are Great Powerpoint Alternatives

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Top 10 Best Presentation Software That Are Great Powerpoint Alternatives-Ideally, when a person thinks of presentations, they think of Powerpoint.

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FutureITouch's curator insight, December 1, 2013 8:52 PM

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 5, 2013 4:34 AM

There are many alternatives to PowerPoint, here are some of the better ones.

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, December 20, 2013 6:58 AM

Interesting alternatives to powerpoint, worth exploring, though of variable usefulness. 

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Common Core: "unless they are adopted in the classroom, nothing much will change."

Common Core: "unless they are adopted in the classroom, nothing much will change." | RESOURCES for 21st+ Century Teachers | Scoop.it

“This Fordham Institute publication—co-authored by President Chester E. Finn Jr. and VP Michael J. Petrilli—pushes folks to think about what comes next in the journey to common education standards and tests.”


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Writing Rubrics for High School

Writing Rubrics for High School | RESOURCES for 21st+ Century Teachers | Scoop.it
These Common Core Writing Rubrics Help Teachers in All Subject Areas Identify and Score Good Writing, Bad Writing, and Everything in Between

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4K Slideshow Maker - Cool Slideshows for Free

4K Slideshow Maker - Cool Slideshows for Free | RESOURCES for 21st+ Century Teachers | Scoop.it
Create beautiful slideshows on your PC, Mac or Linux for free. Change the feel and the look of your photos in the most easy way, share with your firends and family!

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Can be used for storytelling

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Use this to make your slideshows!

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ABCya.com | Kids Educational Computer Games & Activities

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Teachers, Technology and the Common Core Transition: Hope ...

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... and 21st century skills. After reporting out, participants engaged in a Think-Pair-Share to define key instructional practices: engagement, contextual learning, and 21st century skills. ...
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A Mindblowing Minecraft Project « Education Stormfront

A Mindblowing Minecraft Project « Education Stormfront | RESOURCES for 21st+ Century Teachers | Scoop.it
... he learned about math, logic, geometry, spacial relationships, project management, coding, and troubleshooting. These are all valuable 21st century skills. Some people dismiss video games as not a useful teaching tool.
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Teaching technology: we need a digital revolution in the classroom - The Guardian

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Teaching technology: we need a digital revolution in the classroomThe GuardianIt's an opportunity we can ill afford to miss – and that touches on some of the most fundamental questions surrounding what role computer technologies can, and should,...
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Critical Thinking On The Web

A directory of quality online resources for critical thinking.
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Pearson Announces Online Program to Help Teachers Develop Their Personal ... - PR Web (press release)

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Pearson Announces Online Program to Help Teachers Develop Their Personal ...PR Web (press release)Pearson is partnering with the award-winning Edvation to help teachers fast-track their skills development and use of technology in the classroom with...
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